Voltaire's Bastards

Voltaire's Bastards : The Dictatorship of Reason in the West

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"Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West" is a sweeping and provocative exploration of nothing less than the political, economic, social, and cultural origins of Western society. With great daring and originality, John Ralston Saul dissects the contradictions, delusions, and illusions that have brought the world to the brink of confusion and crisis, and shatters the myths surrounding the icons and institutions that we have been taught to revere and cherish.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 48.26mm | 589.67g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143171569
  • 9780143171560

About John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saulis Canada s leading public intellectual. Declared a prophet by "Time" magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, an organization dedicated to freedom of expression. He has published fourteen works, which have been translated into twenty-five languages in thirty-six countries, the most recent of which is "The Comeback," an examination of the remarkable return to power of Aboriginal people in Canada. Saul lives in Toronto."
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